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Jaime Munguia v Takeshi Inoue Betting Tips & Predictions

Let’s check out the best Jaime Munguia v Takeshi Inoue betting tips. One of the hottest young prospects in boxing returns to the ring on Saturday 26 January when Jaime Munguia takes part in his 32nd professional contest. He is taking on fellow unbeaten fighter Takeshi Inoue in a 12-round contest for the WBO world super welterweight title at the Toyota Center in Houston.

Mexico vs Japan, this promises to be a thrilling contest. Fight fans can follow the action live with an advertised start time of 1.00am GMT. One certainly worth setting your alarm for as it pits two supremely talented, ambitious and hungry fighters against one another; there’s only room for one man to keep his perfect record. As the old boxing adage goes – somebody’s 0 has got to go.

It’ll be great fun finding out who is able to battle their way to victory in this one. As you may expect, bookmakers have set out a list of betting opportunities designed to tempt punters into backing their opinions with cash. The odds makers have Munguia as hot favourite; they have priced a bet on a successful defence out of reach of average backers; however, there’s plenty in the specials to hold our interest.

It’s worth remembering, when planning your attack, boxing is a sport famous for big priced upsets and bookie bashings. Will we see another here?

Munguia Aiming For 32

Jaime Munguia enters the ring on fight night with a stunning professional record showing 31 wins from 31 fights; 26 of those victories came inside the distance. The 22-year-old Mexican made his debut in the summer of 2013 with an eye-catching second-round TKO win over Manuel Mora in Tijuana; he has wasted no time since climbing the ranks to the top of the super welterweight division. Mungiua won each of his first six inside the distance and followers quickly accepted they had a special talent on their hands.

Munguia continued to impress and finally got his hands on the world title he craved when beating Sadam Ali in Verona via a fourth-round stoppage in May of last year. Not one to sit back and admire his work, Jaime has continued to rise. Handlers have kept him active and fed with new challenges. He made his first defence when beating Englishman Liam Smith in Las Vegas, boxing his way to a wide points margin; Munguia then downed Brandon Cook in three last time out at the T-Mobile Arena in Sin City. He quite simply made a mockery of what was billed as a close contest before the opening bell.

KO Looks the Smart Option

It’s perfectly understandable to see bookmakers falling over themselves to keep on the right side of yet another Mexican fighting sensation. Those looking to support the champion for a successful defence are put off backing him in the fight winner market as there’s no better than 1/20 available, some firms as tight as 1/33 on the same outcome.

That pushes players into the method of victory charts and there’s a bit more to catch our attention there. Jaime Munguia has won seven of his last eight by knockout and this one falling into line is sure to be popular. A bet on another KO/TKO win for the champion makes sense and gives backers a chance at a better price; however, it’s still a punt best suited to your accumulators. Liam Smith’s points defeats stands up well, given the champ’s recent form; however, there shouldn’t be too much money coming for Munguia bagging another win on the scorecards; he doesn’t make a habit of leaving his fate in the hands of the judges and we really don’t blame him for that.

Inoue a Real Challenge

Japanese super welterweight Takeshi Inoue makes the long trip from his base in Tokyo with a professional boxing record of 13 wins from 14 starts. He too brings an unbeaten record with the spare being a majority decision draw fought out with Daishi Nagata at the Adachi Ward Sogo Sports Center back in 2014; the scores read 56-59, 57-57, 57-57. Inoue returned just three months later to bag his first win, stopping Thongda Jamjit in the third of a contest that was scheduled for six rounds. Winning was a feeling followers would quickly become accustomed to as the rising star blazed a trail of glory towards major honours.

Despite having just 14 previous fights, Takeshi stands on the verge of being crowned world champion. The only thing in his way is an unbeaten fighter who shares his desire to reign at the top of the division. The underdog has boxed outside of his home nation only once before and that was a trip to Bangkok when halting Sawaeng Kingkaeo in three short rounds back in the summer of 2016. That could work against the challenger; however, he’s another carrying plenty of firepower into this one. In fact, his stats show a 50% KO average, having downed three of the last four men placed in front of him, including Niwat Kongkan on his penultimate start.

What to Do?

The odds on Munguia are simply not worth the effort- with the best available 1/25 at William Hill – some going at low as 1/50. The odds for Inoue, on the other hand, are very good – with 14/1 available at Bet365. Big upsets can happen in boxing, so we’d put a small stake on Inoue and take advantage of the good odds.

Our Tip: Small stake on Inoue to win – 14/1 at Bet365

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